If you are one of the lucky thousands to have tickets to see One Direction during the coming weeks (they're due in Bournemouth tonight, then Birmingham, Plymouth and two shows in Nottingham on Saturday - including a matinee), you'll no doubt have been swotting up on the support band already.
Boyce Avenue have probably been collectively experiencing a certain amount of excitement at the thought of preceding THE biggest teeny-band in the land - if not, they should be. By the end of the UK jaunt, they'll be a bedroom-name for many young music-fans which will mean that demand for Florida's Manzano brothers will increase considerably. The band are so confident, in fact, they've founded their own record-label (should that read as download-imprint?), 3 Peace Records. The follow-up to their 2010 album, "All We Have Left" will appear on it during 2012, at around the same time as their very own UK tour!
First stop on the June tour is Glasgow on the 11th, followed by Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol and more until they storm the Apollo in Hammersmith on the 21st. We'll have tickets on sale from 9am this coming Friday (6th). Prices start at £20 (£22.50 for London) - demand will be high.
The young trio, who have been together since 2004, will then head to the Isle Of Wight Festival on 23rd June before crossing the Irish Sea to a double-date stint in Dublin and a show in Belfast.